Nike's Phenomenal Shot shows the world's greatest players in moments of unpredictable brilliance. Fans can capture, remix and share their own perfect shot–all in an immersive 3-D experience that uses new real-time ad delivery technology.Launch the campaign
- June 2015
Engage Fans Everywhere
Nike is constantly looking for ways to deepen engagement with sports fans globally. Together, we set out to tap into the real-time energy of live sports and explore how Google's ad technology can deliver more engaging experiences across the web and mobile, right when it matters most.
Nike is always looking for new ways to innovate, not just through our athletes, products and stories but also in the way we connect with our consumers.Davide Grasso, Chief Marketing Officer, Nike
Sports Fans and the Second Screen
Watching sports is now a much more active experience because our mobile devices are always within reach—on the coffee table, in our pockets or on our laps. Today, 63% of searches during big games happen on mobile devices. In 2010, that figure was only 18%. We've evolved from a passive audience into an active audience; from sit back to lean forward. Google data shows that searches spike after major moments, as fans turn to their second screens to find stats, share the rush of the big plays and relive the glory. "Did you see that?" is the real-time currency of the web. Read more of our research into the behaviors that inspired this idea.
Immersive 3-D Ads
Through a specially designed, real-time delivery tool, immersive 3-D display ads appeared across the desktop and mobile sites and apps in the Google Display Network within seconds of an event happening on TV. The creative was customized based on the Nike athlete's phenomenal play happening on TV. To experience Nike Phenomenal Shot on your phone, visit phenomenalshot.project-showcase.com from your mobile browser.
Pushing the Boundaries of Mobile
The fan is holding the camera and controlling the angle in a 3-D world.Brian Walker, Technology Director, Grow
Embrace the Data
Search data can be a great source of insight into the kind of content consumers are looking for in big, collective cultural moments. Examining this data can help – not just with what you create, but when you show it to the world.
Plan for the Expected
While you can't predict exactly what's going to happen, you can identify possible scenarios. Start by creating a library of content based on these scenarios. You may not need all this content, but it allows you to be nimble in the moment.
Anticipate the Unexpected
Chances are things won't always go exactly as planned. Before launch, create a framework for real-time decisions and approvals that includes all stakeholders – from creative, tech, production, media, legal and brand.
For Small Screens, Think Big
Mobile ads don't have to be a downsized version of your desktop creative. Modern browsers can deliver immersive mobile experiences that weren't possible two years ago, without having to download an app.